The notion of love is celebrated this week. Let’s talk about the kind of love that is all-inclusive, namely friendship. To have friends in your life you must be willing to love. You share your thoughts, feelings, joys, hurts and disappointments. There is laughter, loyalty and longevity. These are the building blocks of love. The most important aspect of love is that you have it in yourself and for yourself. “Love should encourage and free you fully into your own potential” (O’Donoghue J, Anam Cara, p53).
Love and friendship liberate the senses. It has the power to transform and bring out the best that is in us. “When you learn to love and let yourself be loved, you come home to the hearth of your own spirit” (O’Donoghue J, Anam Cara, p28).